Sputnik V registered in Guinea

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Sputnik V registered in Guinea

Sputnik V, the Russian coronavirus vaccine, has been registered in Guinea, the second African country to approve the drug. Registration is mentioned on the website of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which, along with the Gamaleya Center, is the developer of the drug.

“The vaccine was registered under an emergency use authorization based on data from clinical trials” Sputnik V “in Russia,” the message says.

On January 16, President of Guinea Alfa Conde was the first among world leaders to receive the Russian vaccine. In addition to him, the drug was used by 19 high-ranking state officials.

The republic received 55 trial doses of Sputnik V from Russia; the first batch arrived in the country on December 30. Guinean experts tested the product on people over 50 years old.

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According to Johns Hopkins University, during the pandemic in Guinea, more than 14 thousand cases of coronavirus infection were registered.

Algeria was the first African country to register Sputnik V on January 10.

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